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‘God’s Own Country,’ ‘Lady Macbeth,’ ‘Get Out’ big winners at British Independent Film Awards (BIFA)

God’s Own Country and Lady Macbeth were big winners last night at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) where God’s Own Country won the top award, Best British Independent Film, plus Best Actor for Josh O’Connor and Lady Macbeth won Best Actress for Florence Pugh and Best Screenplay.

Other multiple winners included I Am Not a Witch, which earned two directing wins, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (for editing and music) and The Death of Stalin (Supporting Actor, Production Design, Casting and Makeup & Hair).

For Best International Independent Film, two Best Picture Oscar hopefuls were nominated – The Florida Project and Get Out. Get Out triumphed here. Last year, Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea made this cut with Moonlight winning.

Here is the complete list of 2017 British Independent Film (BIFA) winners.

The winners in full:

Best British Independent Film

“God’s Own Country”

Best Director

Rungano Nyoni “I Am Not a Witch”

Best Screenplay

Alice Birch “Lady Macbeth”

Best Actress

Florence Pugh “Lady Macbeth”

Best Actor

Josh O’Connor “God’s Own Country”

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Clarkson “The Party”

Best Supporting Actor

Simon Russell Beale “The Death of Stalin”

Most Promising Newcomer

Naomi Ackie “Lady Macbeth”

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director)

Rungano Nyoni “I Am Not a Witch”

Debut Screenwriter

Francis Lee “God’s Own Country”

Breakthrough Producer

Emily Morgan “I Am Not a Witch”

The Discovery Award

“In Another Life”

Best Documentary

“Almost Heaven” Carol Salter

Best British Short Film

“Fish Story”

Best Cinematography

Ari Wegner “Lady Macbeth”

Best Casting

Sarah Crowe “The Death of Stalin”

Best Costume Design

Holly Waddington “Lady Macbeth”

Best Editing

Jon Gregory “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Effects

Nick Allder, Ben White “The Ritual”

Best Make Up & Hair Design

Nicole Stafford “The Death of Stalin”

Best Music

Carter Burwell “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Production Design

Cristina Casali “The Death of Stalin”

Best Sound

Anna Bertmark “God’s Own Country”

Best International Independent Film

“Get Out”

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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